Conservative dental medicine
Today, the once popular amalgam fillings are a thing of the past due to the extensive tooth preparation they required as well as the numerous negative characteristics of the material itself (the amount of mercury, allergic and toxic reactions etc.).
New materials such as composite fillings with their countless color shades and minimal required tooth preparation allow shaping of the filling in a morphologically and aesthetically perfect way. Caries as one of the most frequent dental issues, is completely predictable today, while its’ treatment is eased by more dynamic and less invasive approach.
Tooth devitalization doesn’t have to be a painful experience. With modern technology that enables the detection of the root canal length ( apex locator), and instruments that enable filling of the said (endodontic machine, irradiated obturator), tooth treatment and conservative dental fillings can be done in a single visit.
The utilization of these new methods in teeth treatment, drastically reduces the chances of tooth loss, which is a great advantage for each patient.